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lawaiʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., Fisherman; fishing technique; to fish, to catch fish.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka hī aku ka lawaiʻa nui a ʻUmi-a-Līloa (FS 173), casting for bonito was ʻUmi-a-Līloa's principal means of fishing.
  • References:
    • PCP lawaika.

2. n., Cormorant.

  • References:
    • Oihk. 11.17.

3. (Cap.) n., Name of a group of seven stars.

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